Sunday 24th November found 28 SWOG members and Po the dog meeting up below Mam Tor on a cool and cloudy morning. We ascended the paved pathway up to Mam Tor, regrouping at the trig point for a group photo. In light intermittent drizzle we then followed the ridge via Hollins Cross later taking a coffee break just below Back Tor.
Refreshed, we climbed back onto the main ridge to Lose Hill, then descended gradually close to Losehill Farm and along Edale Road into Hope. Here we dispersed: either sitting on a church wall to eat our sandwiches, taking tea and scones in a cafe or visiting the welcoming Old Hall Hotel where a good range of Theakston's ales were on tap.
After lunch, in drier conditions, we followed the path on the south side of the river emerging in Castleton. Next we headed up the rather wet and muddy Cave Dale, regrouping half way up for a final drink. Eventually emerging from our dale we followed field paths and lanes back to our cars.
JLH p.p. GR & PH